SRHS Hosts ‘Take Five’ Showcase Nov. 14

The Seminole Ridge High School drama department will hold its annual “Take Five” showcase Thursday Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. A compilation of musical numbers, acting scenes and a one-act play, “Take Five” has been lovingly dubbed “short-attention-span theater.” The showcase prepares drama students for district competitions later this fall.

Ticket prices cost $5 at the door and can also be purchased prior to the performance from any SRHS drama student. The auditorium will open half an hour before the show, and concession booths will be open at intermission.

Children are not encouraged to attend “Take Five” due to the possibility of mature content or subject matter. All pieces containing sensitive material will be announced prior to the performance.

SRHS TV Production Wins at FSPA — Seminole Ridge TV production students had a great day at the Florida Scholastic Press Association district convention Oct. 19 in Deerfield Beach, with WSRH News winning video contests, and even an election.

Seminole Ridge junior Connor Nugent was elected FSPA District 7 representative and will represent Palm Beach, Martin and Broward counties at all state FSPA planning meetings. Among his duties is planning April’s FSPA state convention in Orlando, as well as next year’s district convention.

SRHS students earned wins in the following district competitions:

First place, On-The-Spot Script Writing: Samantha Belohlavek and Jezebel Perez.

Honorable mention, Carry-In Creative Commercial: C.J. Bates, Nataly Berdecia, Connor Nugent and Jezebel Perez.

Honorable Mention, On-The-Spot Video Editing: Anthony Gugliotta and Connor Nugent.

In addition, the TV Hawks racked up awards in the fall FSPA state digital contests:

Ranked All-Florida, Broadcast Commercial: Jovany Ponce De Leon, Noah Pentz and Scott Wolosyn.

Ranked Excellent, Event Coverage Video Package: C.J. Bates, Nataly Berdecia and Ricky Bong.

Ranked Honorable Mention, Sports Event Package: Connor Nugent.

Debaters Hope to Advance with Essay — The SRHS international public policy forum team of debaters Sabrina Kirmani, James Nunez, Blake Selogy and Wayne Selogy have completed their qualifying round essay to negate the resolution, “As a last resort, unilateral military force is justified to minimize nuclear weapons proliferation.” The team will learn Nov. 5 whether their essay qualifies them to advance in public forum debate competition.

Art Students Paint to ‘Elev8Hope’ — SRHS art students donated painted canvases recently to the nonprofit organization Elev8Hope to benefit the victims of human trafficking. Alanna Brescia, Rayona Brinson, Page Burow, Shanira Delgado, Alli Duhaime, Ashley Foley, Nhi Huyhn, Laura Louberti, Brittany Lowe-Chin, Jody Mewborn, Brittan Puronen, Cydney Rallo, Robyn Rosier and Gabriela Sa-Chaves created paintings, which raised $810 in the organization’s Masquerade Benefit Concert auction Oct. 18.

SRHS Holds Academies Open House — SRHS will hold an academy open house Thursday, Nov. 7 at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend. For more information, e-mail